As the Supreme Court nears a decision on same-sex marriages, observers of Court history have noted that June 26 already has special significance for decisions that have favored gay rights in landmark cases.
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North Carolina’s House on Thursday overrode and effectively passed a state law that allows government officials to refuse to marry people, including same-sex couples, by citing a religious objection.
Renowned legal scholar Kenji Yoshino tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the 2013 landmark same-sex marriage case, at a special National Constitution Center live event on Tuesday.
In this video from an Intelligence Squared US event hosted at the National Constitution Center, four experts debate same-sex marriage and the Constitution’s Equal Protection clause. John Donvan from ABC News moderates and Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen introduces.
The latest battleground over same-sex marriage and religious freedom is in a state where the legislature might allow state officials to stop performing all marriages, for a limited time, in certain cases.